Only Listen, Only Let Go: (from Journal Article)

An encouragement not to over-think much of what happens in the Bible – especially in the story of the Presentation at the Temple.We just have to be part of the story? Walk with them, listen to those who give us stories – maybe strange/frightening… step in & allow them to surround us.

Good to know that this evening as fighting off a headache …so can get out for NY Eve dinner…

Jesus is presented in the Temple: Luke 2:22; 25-32

Simeon – who had been promised by God that he would not die until he had seen the Lord’s Messiah:

God, you can now release your servant;
release me in peace as you promised.
With my own eyes I’ve seen your salvation;
it’s now out in the open for everyone to see:
A God-revealing light to the non-Jewish nations,
and of glory for your people Israel.

Prayer: “Lord, prepare us for your presence then, now, and forever, Amen”

Love this as a prayer. Short, sweet and to the point. A bit like some tweets…

Christmas Action: Visit an older member of community/family who is alone – bring smiles as gifts.

Does smiling at the many older people in the swimming pool today count?

Off to check out Pam’s post.

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